Hacktivists in Tunisia and Gaza publish Israelis' Facebook login credentials. Anonymous claims it succeeded in compromising Parliamentary Wi-Fi networks in the UK last week during the group's Million Mask March.
FireEye concludes that the recent cyber-espionage campaign exploiting an Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability was the work of nation-state intent on compromising very specific targets. The security firm also perceives a link among eleven cyber campaigns hitherto believed unrelated: a "cyber arms dealer" that maintains and distributes malware attack kits. The nation-state and the dealer are unnamed, but in both cases signs point in the direction of China.
A London transit app is found to leak personal information. In Saudi Arabia, Android malware targets (or provokes) those in favor of women's right to drive. Over at the Mac Rumors forum, 860,000 users' passwords have been compromised.
Bitcoin capers, respectively embezzlement and hacking, affect exchanges in China and the Czech Republic. Some large losses are reported.
Patch Tuesday is reviewed. Facebook quarantines users incautious enough to reuse Adobe passwords on the social network. Microsoft, recognizing long-standing security issues, moves away from SHA-1 and RC4 algorithms.
Adequate cyber-threat information sharing remains elusive: automation and anonymization seem the big issues. Trend watchers mull the state of mobile and BYOD security. CISOs struggle toward a more dynamic approach to supply-chain security. Actuaries continue to grapple with cyber attack risk.
The North American power grid begins its major cyber exercise today.
Fresh allegations of NSA/GCHQ surveillance operations roil intra-alliance diplomacy. UK authorities plan prosecution of leakers.